Series: Divergent #0.1-#0.4
Published by Harper Collins on 7/8/2014
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.
Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.
Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling divergent series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy.
There is very little that I can say about Four. Honestly, it’s not the type of book that easily lends itself to a “review”, so this is going to be short and sweet. If you’re a fan of the Divergent series, and you loved Four and want to know more about him, this book is absolutely for you!
I loved getting to see more of Four. I mean, it was nice to be in his head a bit during Allegiant, but one of my favorite things ever is backstory! Seriously, I don’t know why, but I love it! (For example, my favorite Twilight book is Eclipse, and my favorite Harry Potter book is Half-Blood Prince. If you’ve read either of these series, you know that those are the books that have the most backstory.) So I really enjoyed getting to see more of Four before Tris met him.
Once I really got a chance to sit down with this book, I had a hard time putting it down. I just really wanted to know more and more about Four! The only reason I couldn’t give it a full 5 stars is because it confused me. I don’t know if things were really as ambiguous as I think or if a reread is in order because I forgot things, but the stories in Four had Four knowing things that I didn’t think he knew in Divergent. (I know that this is vague, but I don’t want to spoil anything.) That confusion was the only thing that made this not a 5-star book! Seriously, if you loved Divergent, read this now!